Civil War Officer’s Sash – Id’d to Capt. R.R. Wallace of the 74th Ohio Inf. and 9th USC Heavy Artillery
Civil War Officer’s Sash – Id’d to Capt. R.R. Wallace of the 74th Ohio Inf. and 9th USC Heavy Artillery – This superior example of a silk officer’s sash was worn by Capt. Russell Ross Wallace who initially enlisted as a private, then quickly was elevated to the rank of Sergeant and later commissioned at the rank of Captain, in the 74th Ohio Infantry; in the Fall of 1864, Captain Wallace became an officer, remaining at the rank of Captain, in the 9th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. Although we have had several of these sashes in years past, this example is certainly one of the best we have had; it remains in excellent condition, with virtually no holes or stress pulls whatsoever. It is full length, and retains a superior, deep burgundy color. Both knots and tassels are in excellent condition, as well. We will supply the buyer with any and all of the research we have conducted on Capt. Wallace, as well as the complete provenance and “descent” of the sash, through the family to today; this descent is completely and irrefutably documented.
Robert Ross Wallace
|Residence was not listed; 25 years old. Enlisted on 2/10/1862 as a Private. On 2/10/1862 he mustered into “K” Co. OH 74th Infantry He was discharged for promotion on 10/7/1864 Promotions: * Sergt 2/28/1862 Other Information: Member of GAR Post # 105 (T. Lyle Dickey) in Pontiac, IL died 8/13/1918 (Middle name Ross.)
74th OH Infantry
Robert R. Wallace
|Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 11/1/1864 at Nashville, TN as a Captain. On 11/1/1864 he was commissioned into “C” Co. US CT 9th Heavy Artillery (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment)
9th UC Heavy Artillery
UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS.